Decision On Kansas Ban Of Second-Trimester Abortion Method Expected Friday
The 2015 law prohibits doctors from a common practice of using forceps or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces. Two abortion providers filed a lawsuit against the ban, which was the first in the nation. In other news, a new app looks to cut the doctor's office out of birth control access.
The Associated Press:
Kansas Court Plans Ruling Over Ban On Common Abortion Method
The Kansas Court of Appeals is expected to decide Friday whether to allow the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method. The ruling, which will come on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, stems from a lawsuit filed by two abortion providers who said the 2015 law is an unconstitutional burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies. (Hegeman, 1/22)
Birth Control On Demand -- No Doctor's Office Required
A new app called Nurx wants to make it dead simple to get hormonal birth control on-demand. The San Francisco startup wants to do for the pill what Instacart did for groceries and Uber did for cabs. You don't need a previous prescription to use the app. There is no physical examination and no time consuming trip to a doctor's office. All that's required is an online questionnaire. The information is sent to a partner doctor who writes a prescription, then Nurx fills and mails it. Your pills, patch or ring arrive within a day or two, and refills can be scheduled automatically. (Kelly, 1/21)